The role of power relations in a p2p economy
The #occupy movement, which is a surface manifestation of a deeper Multitude movement, is in fact a refutation of power. Not only of the « power in place », i.e. big banks, governments, etc. but of what we call « instituted power », the kind of power your boss has over you. The consensus decision making process, a form of direct democracy that has been adopted by the #occupy movement, is the most obvious affirmation of this refutation of instituted power relations, until now seen as necessary structuring mechanisms of society.